Is it normal for babies to become lethargic after a day of pigging out?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kalson, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. kalson

    kalson Out Of The Brooder

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    Or should I remove the food for a few hours and then put it back for an hour or so? I lost one (due to something else) and don't want to lose any more. I am thinking they are just full and sleepy. The heat lamp is always on them (in our bathtub. Should I try to provide a 'shade' area for them to get out of the light. I keep it at 98 degrees. Any ideas? We are trying to be good parents!
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    I think they may be a bit hot. Aim for 95*F in the hottest spot in the "brooder" and make sure there are cooler areas where the chicks can go when they get too warm. After a week raise the lamp a bit to reduce the temperature by around 5*, repeat weekly until they are fully feathered.

    I think you may find this article helpful and informative:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/raising-your-baby-chicks
     
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